Who Is Anastasia?
- New Castle, Indiana Zone 5, United States
- When I was 55, I decided to embrace the things I love and hold precious and dear, regardless of anyone else's thoughts and opinion. I am a visual folk artist who loves flowers - my own flowers, grown and/or painted by me. I love good, hearty, exotic foods, and I love to prepare them myself. I love the secret garden situated in my backyard, regardless of how overgrown and wild it gets. No longer able to afford a vacation, this will have to be it for the time being. In the winter months, I still enjoy it. Anyway, here I am sharing my art, favorite recipes, cocktails, gardening tips, and just my usual vents and bantering. After all, I'm old enough to say whatever the heck I want to now ...
January 17, 2010
My First Wedding
The morning wedding had a delightful brunch reception in their church basement, and they had a cute, whimsical winter holiday theme. The neat thing about this wedding was the fact that the groom is the pastor of the church, and they made it fun by using stuffed animals, and Christmas decorations - all from the dollar store! Guests were encouraged to take all the decorations home with them to decorate their own trees and tables. It was inexpensive and fun!
My cakes were interesting, to say the least. The wedding cake was tiny - that's because the bottom tier FELL ... Who the hell knew cakes still fell in this millenium? Well, mine did - they laughed - I didn't ... But we went with the top tier, which was more than enough. It was a Devil's Food cake with snow white coconut frosting. I made a simple topper from silk magnolias, poinsettias and a crystal cross - again - all from the dollar store!
I made Cranberry/Orange/Carrot Cupcakes with a Gran Marnier Topping; Devil's Food Cupcakes (to match the cake); Red Velvet Mini Bundts with Cherry and Hot Fudge Glaze; and Mini Blueberry Muffins.